Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description


Experience the hospitality of the Filipino people right in the heart of Philippine's financial and entertainment district Makati, without breaking your bank.

1 River Central is a new 30 bed backpacker hostel in between the lively city life of Makati and the mighty water of the Pasig River. Highly accessible from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, 1River Central is just a 20 minute taxi ride away.

This 4-storey hostel has 5 cozy shared-bedrooms for 4-6 guests in each room. Bathrooms are shared in each floor. Rooms generally split men from women but special arrangements may be allowed if booking the entire room. Each bed has its own allocated locker, privacy curtains, bedside lamp and outlets. 1 River Central offers free WI-FI to all its guests. It has a roof deck with a pretty view of the Makati skyline and the riverside. This roof deck allows for eating, cooking, meeting other guests or just simply lounging around. Guests are generally youth travelers exploring sights of Manila. Smoking is only allowed at the roof deck. Laundry service is available for a minimal fee. Bed linens are already in place but towels are available for a minimal fee. Information on Metro Manila locations and sites may be obtained from the hostel staff.

For the adventurous, a few steps away is the chance to join the locals as they take the Pasig river taxi ferries that will enable one to see Filipino lifestyle outside the city.

To unwind, 1 River Central has a rooftop deck that provides a glimpse of the city skyline and the Pasig River.

From the Ninoy Aquino Airport, take only airport-accredited taxis and insist for a metered trip (not a negotiated fare). Advise the driver to take you to JP Rizal Street in Guadalupe, Makati. The driver should take you to EDSA and take an exit that will lead you to JP Rizal. The taxi will turn left to JP Rizal and after about 500 meters, you will see the 1 River Central logo to your left. This is in front of a Caltex gas station.
By MRT or bus, exit at Guadalupe Station. Walk down the JP Rizal exit and take a left at JP Rizal Street. This will be a 10 minute walk to reach 1 River Central.
Taxis, jeeps, buses and the MRT are easily accessible. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.0

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 8.0

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 10.0

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 10.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    07 Apr 2018
    it was perfect.
    Philippines, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    07 Dec 2017
    I felt like I was at home. The rooftop patio was relaxing and this area also serves as the kitchen and laundry area. Jeeps run right in front of the hostel and the MRT station is only a short walk away. The neighborhood is old and many local residents have lived there for a long time. They are friendly and the area is quite safe. The staff at the hostel are very pleasant. It's a boarding house also for locals and I found the mix of foreigners and locals to be quite nice. I enjoyed my experience.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    08 Mar 2018
    I had a pleasant stay at this hostel. Cheap price and friendly staff. Front door is always locked. WiFi is good and fast most of the time. Rooms have air condition and lockers. On the roof there’s a nice lounge with chairs and tables and a small kitchen. Not recommended if you are sensitive to noise at night. The neighbor is a bar with loud karaoke singing all night long. And very loud traffic noise. Bring earplugs. And sleeping mask if you don’t want to wake up 6AM. Room gets very bright.
    Denmark, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    28 Jun 2019
    Very nice place to stay and excellent location
    Ireland, Male, 41+
  • 8.0


    28 Jul 2018
    It was comfortable. Ran into a small hiccup where the owner told me there was no more room in the hostel (even though I had gotten a room a couple of weeks ago), but that was eventually sorted out. Only one bathroom/shower on each floor but overall the space was clean and nice.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    05 Jan 2018
    Clean hostel with comfy beds and a/c however, it is right on the main road and the traffic doesn’t stop. There is also a “karaoke” bar next door playing the greatest cover songs until 2am
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 5.4


    18 Mar 2019
    The place is too noisy. I arrived around 11pm and decided to leave by 6am and transferred to a different hostel. I could not sleep all night with all the cars passing by non stop. Staffs are very nice, good internet connection and clean place but I just cant stand the noise.
    Philippines, Female, 31-40
  • 5.1


    12 Jul 2018
    Phone was stolen because lack of security. Manager let non-visitor check room with a staff. When staff left him behind, non-visitor came in dorm unattended and stole phone while I was asleep. All caught on CCTV. Police didn't help. Trip was ruined with lack of phone and had to make an emergency costly trip home to U.S. Manager is very negligent and has ill temper.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 2.0


    07 Jan 2018
    Not a good welcome from reception. We paid for 3 nights. Showed us to our room which was up some steep stairs, difficult when you have a huge back pack. Once in the room, there were men who clearly lived there just lying about in their underwear. I felt unsafe I had one bunk & my bf had another bunk, across the room. Sheets dirty, hairs on the floor. Bathroom wet and not clean. No locks on lockers. We didn't even stay, we got our money back and left. Review on Google states people were robbed.
    England, Couple, 31-40
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Security Lockers
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage